AML Conversations: PSI and Financial Crime-Essential Investigations to Improve the AML Community

By AML RightSource | November 2, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sits down with Elise Bean. Elise Bean is the former staff director and chief counsel of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) and the author of a new book, Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. You’ll hear an in-depth interview on the major financial crime investigations of the past 20 years that are covered in her new book. You can purchase the book here.

November Employee Spotlight: Kyle Roddy

By AML RightSource | November 1, 2018
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource November Employee Spotlight: meet Kyle Roddy! Mr. Roddy is a Manager in our Phoenix office with over three years of anti-money laundering experience. He is an active member of the AML RightSource SAR Committee and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Mr. Roddy has participated in various industry conferences and events, including the 2018 ACAMS Las Vegas conference.

AML Conversations: The Major Challenges of Banking Marijuana Businesses

By AML RightSource | October 22, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, talks with Steven Kemmerling. Steven is the CEO and Founder of CRB Monitor, a company that doesn’t support or oppose the banking of marijuana customers, but provides information so that institutions can make more informed decisions on whether or not their account holders are directly or indirectly managing products or businesses that have something to do with the sale of or with the enabling of the sale of marijuana. This conversation delves into the major challenges of banking marijuana businesses with the federal and state conflicts that still exist. Review the FinCEN guidance on marijuana related businesses here.

AML Conversations: How the IRS is Essential to the AML Community on a Number of Fronts

By AML RightSource | October 10, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with Mark Matthews who has had a long and distinguished career in both the private and public sectors. He is currently a member of Caplin & Drysdale Tax Controversies, Tax Litigation, and Exempt Organizations practice groups and has previous experience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department, as well as experience serving in senior AML roles. This conversation covers offshore banking, beneficial ownership, tax evasion, and the role played by IRS post 9/11 and up to today.

October Employee Spotlight: Matt Musso

By AML RightSource | October 1, 2018
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource October Employee Spotlight: meet Matt Musso! Mr. Musso is a Manager in our Cleveland office with multiple years of experience in the anti-money laundering industry. Mr. Musso is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

AML Conversations: Chuck Lewis's Impact on the Compliance Community

By AML RightSource | September 25, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with legendary compliance expert, Chuck Lewis. Chuck is retiring after 42 years of work in the banking industry, 40 of those years specifically in compliance. Throughout his career he has worked directly for financial institutions, advisory firms, and finally for the Missouri Bankers Association advising and working with banks on various compliance matters including Bank Secrecy Act issues. Chuck Lewis is well known for his training, compliance reviews, and great sense of humor.

September Employee Spotlight: Alyson Bujnoski

By AML RightSource | September 4, 2018
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource September Employee Spotlight: meet Alyson Bujnoski! Ms. Bujnoski is a Manager in our Cleveland office with over five years of experience in the legal and anti-money laundering sectors. Prior to joining AML RightSource, she worked within procurement at a financial institution, where she communicated with internal and external business partners to ensure contract terms were in compliance with OFAC and OCC regulations. Ms. Bujnoski has been a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio since 2015 and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

AML Conversations: The Widespread Use of Antiquities to Commit Terrorist Acts and How the AML Community Can Help

By AML RightSource | August 14, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with the founder of the Antiquities Coalition. The Antiquities Coalition is a nonprofit organization created roughly four years ago to stop the use of stolen antiquities as terrorist financing tools for extremist organizations, a very compelling part of anti-terrorist financing. The Antiquities Coalition conducts excellent advocacy and awareness work dealing with the need for countries around the world to create relevant laws and regulations to address stolen antiquities and their use as a tool to commit horrific crimes.

August Employee Spotlight: Jessica Bonner

By AML RightSource | August 1, 2018
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource August Employee Spotlight: meet Jessica Bonner! Ms. Bonner is a Senior Analyst in the Cleveland office with over 4 years of experience in the legal and anti-money laundering sectors. Prior to joining AML RightSource, she performed mortgage compliance fraud investigations and worked as an Attorney on a notable anti-trust matter. Ms. Bonner is a Licensed Attorney in the State of Florida.

AML Conversations

Asset Forfeiture Global Expert Stef Cassella returns to AML Conversations to discuss civil and criminal forfeiture. He explains how it's used, common...

Kit Conklin, VP at Kharon and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council discusses the recent “joint alert” between the Financial Crimes Enforcement...

John discusses with Kent Belasco, the Director of Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Program, a recent project with a microfinance...

Alan Ketley, the new Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group discusses the mission of the group, their focus on a variety of AML related topics:...

Rob Triano of CipherTrace discusses his career move from traditional banking to the Federal Reserve to CipherTrace and addressing the unique...

Tom Vartanian, the Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center discussed the ongoing problems with cybersecurity,...

John interviewed Michael Lee, IRSCI Supervisory Special Agent, Western Cyber Crime Unit, on crypto, NFTs and Decentralized Finance.  

John Byrne sits down with former FinCEN Deputy Director, Jamal El-Hindi and now Counsel with Clifford Chance. The two discuss AML challenges with new...

For this episode of our AML Conversations podcast, we sit down with Sara Crowe, the strategic initiatives director at Polaris, a non-profit working...

John Byrne chats with Brian Szady, Founder of a threat mitigation firm Threatminder, on the various cybersecurity issues challenging the AML world,...

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